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March 2013 Archives

Child custody issues as they relate to your taxes

Knee-deep in tax season, many separated and recently divorced California couples are struggling with the added complication that separation has on finances and their tax returns. Property division, alimony, child custody and child support all potentially affect one's tax filing. For those California residents wondering whether to claim any or all of their children on the tax return post-divorce, consider an expert's advice.

High-asset divorce results in suit against Judge Judy

When a couple decides to divorce, it is often the first difficult division of many. After that comes questions of property division, child custody and alimony to name only a few. In a high-asset divorce, these issues get even more complicated as the amount of worth to be divided is so much greater. For a top producer and his estranged wife, things got dicey after the producer sold some $500,000 worth of dishware to his co-worker, the infamous Judge Judy, for only $50,000.

California homeowner program helps divorcing couples

Divorce can mean a lot of things to a separating couple. A divorce is a second chance at life and love. Divorce is the end of a sometimes long and often very unhappy relationship. It can also be an emotional and difficult process to undergo. One of the most difficult items to address during divorce has to do with property division. Many California residents know that when it comes to sorting through assets, and determining who gets what, tensions increase.

Divorce mediation in Marin County to improve

While obtaining a divorce can be emotionally trying, at the very least, separating couples can look to a court system that will oversee the complicated questions, such as property division and child custody, in a fair manner. That is the expectation at least, but for some California city officials, certain family courts could use improvements, in a big way, particularly when it comes to divorce mediation.

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